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IowaWORKS ~ North Iowa
~ North Iowa,
600 South Pierce Avenue,
Mason City, Iowa.
|The Workforce Development
Partnership is offering career planning workshops and
services each month. There is no fee, pre-registration
is required. For more information on any of our
workshops, please call 641 422-1521, you'll be glad you
|JOB FAIRS at IowaWORKS
South Pierce Avenue, Mason City, IA
Watch for coming events!
10 - 11:00 AM
Discussion to include summary about the company, job
duties, schedule, benefits, bonuses and an opportunity
to network with company reps. Take advantage of
this great opportunity to learn more about WS Live.
Seeking to hire several
full-time Member Relations Specialists.
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|Building On Your First
March 18, Apr 3, April 15, May 1, June 5, July 10, July
31, Sept 11, Oct 1, Nov 13 or Dec 4:
9:00 AM - 12:00
This class is designed to take your basic resume from
the IowaJobs website (www.iowajobs.org) or a completed
resume worksheet to create a more professional resume on
a Word template document. If you have very
limited computer skills, attendance at The Amazing
Computer workshop is a pre-requisite. Please complete a
resume worksheet prior to class or bring a copy of your
basic resume from the IowaJobs website. Bring a
flash/thumb drive so you can save your new resume!
March 10, Apr 21: 9:30 - 10:30 AM
March 24, May
5, May 12: 9:00 - 10:00 AM
May 21: 10:00
- 11:00 AM
March 28, Apr 30: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
11, Apr 25, May 14: 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Do you wish you could type faster or not have to look at
the keyboard? This class is for you! This
self-paced workshop offers typing tutoring and provides
the user with typing practice. Attendees will
progress through units designed to help beginners with
the basics as well as help professionals improve their
speed and accuracy.
April 22 to 25
or July 22 to 25:
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This 4 day workshop helps job seekers who struggle with
a less-than-perfect past learn how to effectively job
search, write personal statements to address criminal
convictions, prioritize goals, and answer difficult
questions on applications and during interviews.
Successful Job Fairs & Hiring Events
March 28: 9:00 - 11:30 AM
March 24: 1:00
PM - 3:30 PM
Job fairs can be an amazing
opportunity for connecting with potential employers –
the outcome depends on you! During this session we will
discuss how to greet and engage in conversation with
perspective employers, selling your skills and strengths
with a few brief statements, importance of appearance
and preparedness plus a great handshake and gratitude,
etc. Take advantage of this fabulous workshop focusing
on successfully networking with employers!
March 34 or April 21 ~
1:30 to 2:30 PM
Latest and hottest job opportunities, networking with
fellow job seekers, facilitated by an Employment
Training Specialist and an occasional guest employer are
what you can expect from this 1 hour open roundtable
class. Learn from a multitude of sources to help with
your job searches.
Applications ~ Paper and Online
April 4: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
During this interactive workshop participants will
discuss steps and tips for completing effective paper
and online applications. Topics include
having a master application, pre-application research,
developing references, addressing challenging questions,
etc. Group will also view an online application(s)
while reviewing common questions about completing.
|Six Step Overview ~ RES
Each Monday and Wednesday of the month:
1:00 to 4:00 PM
This workshop provides an overview of the services
IowaWorks provides and the Six Step Curriculum.
Preregistration is required.
|Step 1 ~ Maintaining a
Apr 8, May 6, June 10, July 15, Aug 5,
16, Oct 7, Nov 18 or Dec 9:
9:30 to 11:30 AM
Strategies to maintain a positive mental attitude during
periods of dramatic change. Identify Externally Imposed
versus Self-Directed change and the responsibility to
choose our response. (2 hour session)
|Step 2 ~ Designing Your Future
Apr 8, May 6, June 10, July 15, Aug 5,
16, Oct 7, Nov 18 or Dec 9:
12:30 to 2:30 PM
Discussion on Job Myths vs. Beliefs. Learning to plan,
recognize and cultivate your uniqueness. (2 hour
|Step 3 ~ What’s Hot?
Apr 9, June 11, July 16, Sept 17,
Oct 8, Nov 19 or Dec 10: 9:30 to 11:30 AM
May 7, Aug 6: 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Review ihaveaplaniowa.gov. Review the generated
occupation list. Explore careeronestop.org and browse
job information. Be up-to-date on industry trends. (2
|Step 4 ~ Creating a Great
March 27: 1:00 to 3:30 PM
April 9: 12:30
- 3:00 PM
April 21: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Identifying your strengths, learning self promotion and
how to quantify your accomplishments. Selecting the
resume that is right for you. Chronological vs.
Functional Resumes. (2 hour session)
|Step 5 ~ Top 5 Most Effective
Job Search Strategies
Apr 10, May 8, June 12,
July 17 or Aug 7:
9:30 to 11:30 AM
Top 5 Most Effective Job Search Strategies. Effective
vs. non-effective. Using your strengths/preferences to
target organizations. Internet research, networking,
social networking sites. Top 10 Jobs. (2 hour session)
|Step 6 ~ Interviewing &
Negotiating Tips to Land the Job:
April 10: 12:30 to 3:00 PM or
April 24: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Preparing for the interview. Researching the company.
Discuss the importance of practicing and/or using
Interview Stream. What to bring to an interview. Setting
goals for the interview. (2 hour session)
Mar 19, Mar 28: 10:00 to 11:00 AM
April 1: 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Apr 14, Apr 24 or May 2
~ 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Feel overwhelmed when you
walk in our doors? Let us help you get acquainted
with what we have to offer and how to access what you
need! During this informational session we will
review all of the FREE services offered
at IowaWORKS. We will
also discuss the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
program, eligibility criteria,
and the steps to request individual services.
Attending this orientaion is required for all interest
in possibly accessing WIA services.
|Interview Stream – Give
Yourself a Competitive Edge:
Interviewed lately??? Want to be more prepared and
confident in communicating your skills and experiences
to a potential employer? Interview Stream is a
web-based video interview tool that gives participants
an opportunity to practice most common and industry
specific interview questions. Individuals may
review their recorded interview(s) and send interview to
an IowaWORKS team member for feedback. Online
interview tutorial also available. Contact our
Skills Team to schedule an appointment, 641 422-1521.
|El taller de Servicios de Re-Empleo
tiene como finalidad enseñar a las personas a aprender a
crear un Curriculum(Resume), Carta de Covertura (Cover
Letter), Referencias(References) de acuerdo con la
cultura Norteamericana, Evaluacion de Carrera,
Entrenamiento sobre Recursos (Training Resources),
Preparacion para entrevista de Trabajo, Busqueda de
Trabajo, Llenar Applicaciones de Trabajo, Consejos para
tener Exito. Ya que más información se ponen en contacto
con Luis en 641 422-1508.
|The Amazing Computer
March 25, April 22: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Apirl 10: 1:00 to 4:00 PM
This four hour workshop is for those with little or no
computer experience and is an excellent introduction for
the true beginner.
Bring a flash/thumb drive to class.
|Career Ready 101
Internet-based training program designed to help you
prepare for the Nation Career Readiness Certificate
(NCRC) of for continuous personal growth. See any
IowaWORKS representative to set up an account for this
self-paced training progarm that is accessible from any
computer with Internet access.
|National Career Readiness
Certificate Testing (NCRC)
Each day employers receive stacks of applications for
only a handful of positions. With the National
Career Readiness Certificate, issued by ACT, you can
prove you're the most skilled for the job. The
Certification is the work-related credential.
Whether you're looking for a job or wanting to enhance
your diploma or resume, the Certificate provides proof
of your job skills that you can use with employers
NCRC is a series of 3
Internet-based assessments. No phones, backpacks,
electronic devices or personal calculators will be
permitted. Proctor provides calculator, pencil,
paper and earplugs if needed.
For more information and to
schedule your assessment, please call our skills team at
Click for a list of local employers who support
IowaWorks ~ North Iowa has a
skills development area available year-round.
Our hours of service are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
and Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Staff is available to direct
customers to computer software, publications and
Internet sites that can help you research careers,
schools, communities and obtain information regarding
current workforce trends.
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